Thursday, May 31, 2007

Life List Day 74 - Buy Eyeshadow from a Drugstore

This is the Chanel eyeshadow I bought a while back for $27.

This is the Cover Girl eyeshadow I bought today for $2.97.

The last time I bought eyeshadow this cheap was probably in junior high. Bonne Bell. Bright green. Gooey. It came in a tub and you sort of globbed it on with a fingertip. Somehow I skipped straight from that to the department store cosmetic counters and their claims that high price = high quality.

But today I was at Rite Aid, I needed new shadow, and I said, What the hell. It's just plain neutral-toned powder for my lids - what's the big deal? Why am I being such a sucker and paying so much? So I took the Cover Girl challenge and, turns out, I can't tell the difference.

I feel positively liberated. I'll never be ripped off by cosmetics companies again!

Anyway, with the money I saved, maybe I'll buy that new anti-aging creme from Kinerase. It's $79 for a small tube, but Courtney Cox swears by it.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Life List Day 73 - Shop at a New Market

I remember a time when my friends and I would get excited about a new nightclub - now it's a new grocery store that has us all abuzz.

Today I checked out a market called Sprouts that just opened near me. I have to say, it was an adventure! They specialize in locally grown produce, a lot of it organic - and unlike when I shop at Whole Foods - I didn't have to take out a bank loan to pay for a cart of groceries.

Because this was something I was doing for my life list, I took my time. I chatted with the butcher (who talked me into buying organic steak for my beef-deprived son), picked out a few things from the bulk foods bin, and decided to try yet again to purchase asparagus to see if I do more than give it a ride home, a place in the refigerator for a week or so, and then a toss into the trash can.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Life List Day 71 - Not Just Mac & Cheese but DEEP-FRIED Mac & Cheese

As if Mac & Cheese isn't fattening enough, I went bowling with friends today and tried DEEP-FRIED macaroni & cheese: cheese & pasta rolled into balls, dipped in batter & fried. Yum.

Hopefully it'll hold me over until I can find those deep-fried Twinkies I've always wanted to taste but have yet to find. (Guess I don't go to enough county fairs.)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Life List Day 70 - Read All Morning

I had a big fat to-do list for today: laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning the guinea pigs' cage and a few other tasks of that ilk.

At 8:00 this morning, I started reading Charlaine Harris's book, All Together Dead, the latest in the Sookie Stackhouse vampire mystery series.

It wasn't until t 3:00 when friends arrived to go to an art fair that I reluctantly put it down.

So tomorrow I'll wear dirty clothes, eat leftovers, apologize to the pigs for the squalor . . . it was definitely worth it.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Life List Day 69 - Lunch at a Japanese BBQ

I met a friend for lunch at Sansui-Tei in Torrance. It's one of those Japanese barbeques where you grill your own meat & veggies right at your table. I've always wanted to go to one and never have. (Considering I've had Lean Cuisines for dinner the past few evenings, I found it ironic that it wasn't until I went out for food that I actually cooked.)

The food was yummy - turns out I'm quite the chef! My friend, Kirsten, schooled me on the proper use of sauces. I am by nature not an adventurous eater - I'm the one poking suspiciously at food at a restaurant, making sure there's nothing 1) icky, 2) squishy, 3) weird in it. Sauces are always particularly suspect, but this BBQ place had some sort of garlicky soy sauce that I wanted to stash in my purse and bring home.

The highlight: the moist towelette at the end of lunch (love those), followed by a stick of Juicy Fruit tucked in with the check.

That's when you know you're at a classy place.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Life List Day 68 - Pirates! Orlando Ahoy!

This one falls under the category of "fun" in my list list: I have tickets for the 5:30 showing of Pirates of the Caribbean, featuring my man Orlando Bloom. I can't wait!

I'm going with a friend and our sons - Danny will refuse to sit near me because I have a habit of sighing a lot when Orlando comes on the screen.

In my defense, I don't usually go for the model-good-looks type. When I was married, my "List of 3" (that is, the men I was allowed to sleep with guilt-free if opportunity arose) was usually John Cusack, Gene Hackman and a pre-Monica Lewinski Bill Clinton.

When I first saw Orlando on screen in Lord of the Rings, I emitted this gutteral, completely involuntary sigh. (Unlike when I bypass Anderson Cooper as I'm flipping channels..that's more of an maybe the difference between biting into chocolate vs. wanting chocolate to bite into you.) Anyway, I didn't know who Orlando Bloom was as an actor. Honestly, I just figured I had a thing for elves. I refused to google him for fear it might dilute his elfin magic.

But one day a trailor came on for Pirates of the Caribbean, and as a pirate swashbuckled across the screen, I had the same reaction. The lusty sigh again. Great, I groused. I'm turned on by elves and pirates. What's next. Feet?

As it turned out, that pirate was Orlando.

I wasn't a freak. Just an old lady with a girlish crush.

So tonight it's me, a friend, two teenaged boys, a big bucket of popcorn and a hot pirate. Life doesn't get much better than that.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Life List Day 67 - Get a Song Unstuck from my Head

"I heard this song on the radio - what is it?" my son, Danny asked, and then he hummed some classic guitar rift that was so familar, it caused an intolerable itch on my brain.

I couldn't think of what it was, which was driving me nuts. My son and I weren't getting anywhere on the Internet - we didn't have any lyrics or so much as a guess at the artist (just try doing a google search under dada dum da da da ba bow bow). I tried phoning a few friends hoping to run it by them, but either they didn't know it or they weren't home.

I'd resigned myself defeat when I thought, If I were willing to make a complete fool of myself, I could solve this mystery. As much as I hate making a fool of myself, I was desperate to ease that nagging curiosity. Plus I still needed to do something for my life list. (I'd gone to lunch at a new place, French 73 in Burbank, but I felt it was kind of cheating since EVERY place in Burbank is new to me, more or less.) So I decided to give foolishness a go.

I called Sam Ash, a nearby guitar store. "You'll probably think I'm crazy," I said, "But I need to know this song." And then I hummed it.

At first they said "Oh, it's Mission Impossible," which was what my cousin Jerri said when I hummed it to her, but I knew that wasn't it. I didn't give up. I hummed it again, throwing a bit more feeling into it.

"La Grange by ZZ Top!" he said excitedly, and immediately I knew he was right. That was it!

I can sleep easy. Whew.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Life List Day 66 - Meet Five "Regular" People and One Celeb

Every year I help put together The Diamond Awards, an awards ceremony that honors companies that promote ridesharing. At these events, I usually only talk to staff - it's my job to make sure everything happens on time. There's no time to be friendly to attendees.

That's what I tell myself, but really, I'm just shy. I hate networking.

Today, I made it a goal to meet five people - any five people attending that I'd never met before.

It was actually easier than I thought. I just marched up, said hi, how are you? having a good time? how's your rideshare program? and they were more than glad to gab away.

As for the celebrity: Huell Howser - host of PBS's California Gold, Visiting and Downtown - was a special guest speaker. He's so darned friendly it's almost hard to avoid him, but I still might have if I hadn't been riding high on all my mingling. So I introduced myself and got a photo taken that I can add to my Wall of Fame, alongside my pic of me with Donny Osmond.

P.S. I'll post the Huell Howser photo soon; however, due to an unfortunate perm (mine), I may never post that Donny shot.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Life List Day 65 - Woo Hoo! Last Minute Tickets to See The American Idol Finale Dress Rehearsal

At 11:30 today I got an email from a ticket company I'd registered with back in January: If I could be at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood by 1:00, I could be in the audience of the dress rehearsal of the American Idol finale.

It was impossible, of course. It would easily take me an hour to get to Hollywood - and that's if traffic was light, which it never is. I was still in my sweats. I had a script due for an event tomorrow.

So naturally, I threw on clothes, jumped into my car, and raced like a madwoman to try and make it - and I did!

Even though I was there by myself, it was still fun. I bonded with a group (gaggle?) of twelve-year-old girls, and was seated third row center. Not bad for freebie tickets. I have to say, the Kodak Theater is beautiful. Ryan Seachrest was chatty and adorable. I actually preferred the fake judges they had sitting in for Ryan, Paula and Simon over the real thing. Voted-off idols the nasal guy, the curly-headed chubby guy and the first guy to go (oh, how quickly we forget) were in the audience.

And - at least at the rehearsal - Jordin sang Blake under the table.

As a bonus, Chris Daughtry performed. He is as dour in person as he seems but, hey, Chris Daughtry!

I wonder if I hadn't been doing this life list if I'd have taken the chance. I'm sure glad I did.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Life List Day 64 - Do Bikram Yoga

It's funny what you'll commit to after three glasses of wine and some tapas - like saying, "sure, I'd be more than glad to do yoga for 90 minutes in 110 degree heat."

Actually, I've done Bikram yoga before. It's a sequence of 24 postures, done in the same order in a heated room. It promises you'll "release toxins," which basically means you'll sweat. A lot.

I was nervous because the last time I did it was more than five years ago, and I was in much better shape back then. I stopped going the day I walked out of class and my contacts literally shriveled up into balls and popped right out of my eyes - I assume from dehydration. I hated to think what was happening to the rest of me. My friend Janice continued to go, until the day she started to pass out on the drive home and had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Maybe it's like childbirth: you forget the pain. Because suddenly, I remembered how I'd never been more limber than when I was doing Bikram yoga. My focus was astounding. My skin radiant.

Anyway, we did it. We survived. I didn't wear my contacts so having them pop from my eyes wasn't an issue - plus since I was staring in a mirror the entire time, it was nice to have my edges blurred a bit.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Life List Day 63 - Try Fennel

I love licorice and heard that fennel is a veggie that tastes sort of like it. For my life list today, I thought I'd give it a try.

I sliced up the bulb part, and threw it in a foil packet with a chicken breast and cherry tomatoes, and then baked it.

All I can say is, I could eat this stuff by the truckload. The texture is a bit like celery, and the taste definitely has a hint of licorice and sweetness, but not overpowering. It's no Twizzlers, but as veggies go, it rocks.

Anyone have any tips for other ways to prepare it?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Life List Day 62 - Visit a Museum called Psychiatry: An Industry of Death

Today my son Danny and I met my Aunt Marcy and Uncle Ben at a museum in Hollywood called, "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death." We were lured by promises of pictures of people getting labotomies and forms of psychiatric torture throughout history, like bloodletting.

The stuff I found the most interesting:

- that being African-American was coined a psychiatric disease - that with proper treatment you could turn white, and that runaway slaves had a malady called "drapetomania," a mental disease that caused them to flee from home, curable by whipping.

- thousands of labotomies were performed from a Labotomobile - a mobile hospital that looked strangely like an ice cream truck.

- the fact that in the 1950s there were about 35 psychiatric diagnoses (numbered and coded) - now there are thousands, including such mental "diseases" as teenaged rebellion, generalized anxiety and "parental alienation syndrome". By current definitions, we're all crazy.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Life List Day 61 - Dip My Toes in the Ocean

I couldn't think of anything to do for my life list today.

Around 6:00, I drove to the beach, parked, got out of my car, walked to the ocean, took my shoes off, rolled my pants up, ducked my toes in the water, nearly got brain freeze from the cold, ran screaming from the water, walked back to my car, brushed off my feet, tried to dig the sand from my toes, pulled on my socks over still-sandy feet, drove back home.


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Life List Day 60 - Kick the Junk for a Day

I admit it: I'm a sugar addict. Trying to lose a few pounds, I swept the house of all sugar, except for my son's ice cream in the freezer (which isn't a temptation since I'm lactose intolerant).

Yesterday, I thought I'd try to give sugar up for a while. I didn't even make it until 3 before I melted the ice cream in the microwave so I could dig out the (non lactose) cookie dough pieces and chocolate chips - which, by the way, really pissed off my son when he went to eat his ice cream later and it was a strange consistency and void of any goodies.

I realized I'd need to take drastic action: making "give up sugar for 24 hours" once of my life list items.

So that's what I'm doing today. It's past 9:30 PM, and I'm confident the coast is clear. I've already brushed my teeth. I'm snuggled in bed. My willpower is strong, and I've already eaten all fun stuff out the ice cream anyway.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Life List Day 59 - With God as My Witness, I Will Finish Reading Gone With the Wind Today!

I started reading it April 30 as part of my life list. Today I will finish. I'm on page 909 out of 1037, so I'm in the home stretch.

I giggle every time I get to a famous line...

"With God as my witness, I will never go hungry again!"

"Miss Scarlet, I don't know nuthin' 'bout birthin' no babies."

And I can't wait to get to the infamous, "My dear, I don't give a damn."

The strangest thing to me is how I got so absorbed into this portrait of the South that - at one point - I found myself worried when it appeared that some KKK members might be harmed. I had to go rinse my brain out with soap to rid myself of that point of view.

Well, I could go on and on, but I have reading to do.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Life List Day 58 - Rid Myself of 20 Things...and an Odd Interlude

Today for my life list, I set a goal to scour the house and throw away/donate to charity exactly 20 things - declutter a bit - and I did. But that's not what I want to talk about.

I want to talk about the old man.

At about 4:00, there was a knock at the door. My son answered it - I was on the couch reading Gone With the Wind - and I heard a man say, "Can I speak to your mother?" We live along a fairly busy street. People come to the door a lot: kids selling stuff, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons.

I relieved my son at the door, and the man - I figured him to be in his seventies - well dressed, well mannered - started by showing me his proof of military service. He said he was walking down my street and he was weary. As he thumbed through his wallet, I assumed he was going to show me it was empty of cash and ask for bus fare. Instead, he said, "Can you call the police for me? I want to go home to Arcadia. I figure they'll throw me in jail for the night, but then they'll give me a ride home. Which is good, because I've been walking a long time, and these cars on this street are going so fast. And I'm cold."

Of course I said I'd call, but then I faced the question, Do I let him in? I decided I would. He perched on the edge of my couch as I called my local police to explain the situation. The cop who answered said, "Where is he now?"

"He's here."

"In your house?"


"You let a TOTAL STRANGER into your HOUSE?"

Well, when he put it THAT way, it didn't sound so good. But the day my son knocked in our front door a month back with one swift kick, I lost any semblence of a false sense of security.

I attempted to make conversation with him. Far from being a threat, he was very polite, eager to talk about his years working for the Welfare office, not so eager to talk about how he came to be wandering down my street because - I soon realized - he didn't quite remember.

As I offered him a Coke, I had to chuckle: Here I was, reading Gone with Wind, which is set in an era when - if a complete stranger stopped at your home - you didn't just call the cops and offer him a soda. You fed him your best food and gave him a place to sleep for the night. Now we have to struggle with our conscious when we want to help what appears to be a befuddled elderly man for fear it's a hoax. And it could have been. Believe me, if my mother is reading this, I'm going to get a worse lecture than I got from that cop.

Anyway, the police came, took him outside, and talked to him for about 20 minutes before driving off with him.

I'm not sure how this relates to my life list, other than to say that it was the most interesting thing to happen to me all day.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Life List Day 57 - Tapas

I love eating lots of little different somethings vs. one big everything.

Tonight, I met my friend Janice and her friend, Deena, at a tapas restaurant, Mediterraneo, in Hermosa Beach. I Wikipediaed "tapas" to find out what the difference was between them and appetizers - and the answer is, not much, other than, 1) tapas are of Spanish origin and 2) the waiter is less likely to sneer at you if you attempt to make a meal out of them.

We ordered a table-full of dishes. Hummus. Spanakopita. Shrimp. Babaganush. Baked goat cheese. Roasted veggies. On and on and on.

We chose the tapas restaurant because I said, "suggest somewhere I haven't been before."

Of course, being the queen of ruts, now that I've tried this new place, I can't wait to go back again and again.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Life List Day 56 - Happy Mother's Day to Me

I celebrated Mother's Day by having the laziest day on record. For most of the day, I read Gone With the Wind. I'm now up to page 801, it's 8:30 p.m., and I intend to spend the rest of my evening reading. I took a short break to go to dinner with my son, Danny, and friends at Ruby's - a restaurant I've never been to before (and I don't care if it's a chain, it's still my official "something new" for my life list).

Inbetween, I watched reruns of MASH with Danny and ordered him around a bit (garbage emptying, dish clearing) as is my right on this holiest of days.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Life List Day 55 - Chinese Fire Drill

Remember those?

As today's task on my life list, I introduced them to my son, Dan, and his friend, Dan.

He'll need to know this. Today was his 15th birthday. In a year he'll be driving and - besides doing donuts - what could be a more important skill?

I was kind of wimpy about it (didn't want to get the boys in trouble), but it was the thought that counted. We stopped in a long driveway and - as Chinese Fire Drill rules dictate - threw open the car doors, ran around the car in clockwise order to return to our seats, then drove on.

The boys really got into the spirit of things, and I harkened back to a time when I'd do it at a traffic light in a busy intersection, 3 a.m., a mob of people in the car and, typically, one somehow left behind.

Ah, those were the days.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Life List Day 54 - Finally Learn the Meaning of Obsequious

It's been a tough couple days - a lot of shit going on in my life. It's hard to stay focused on a life list when I'm so overwhelmed.

My "new thing" for the day won't exactly set the world afire, but - as my ex used to say to me when I'd complain he wasn't being the sort of husband I wished he be - "I'm here, ain't I?" So today I'm learning a new word. Obsequious.

I've always like how it sounds (ub-see-kwee-us) but have never known what it meant. Upon looking it up at, I realize I also didn't know how it was spelled - I thought it started with a u.

So, obsequious:
1. characterized by or showing servile deference; fawning
2. obedient; dutiful.

Used in a sentence:

My son gave me an obsequious smile and got right to his homework.

Hey, a woman can dream.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Life List Day 53 - Learn Something New About Blogging My Life List

To protect the innocent (or not-so-innocent as the case may be), some days I won't be able to blog what I did for my life list. Instead, I'll have to plead the fifth and assure the world I really did do something.

This is one of those days.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Life List Day 52 - Listen to an Old(ish) Lady

While waiting in line at the post office today, I had a brief exchange with an older woman about the terrible service. We wound up walking out at the same time - within minutes she'd managed to tell me about her heart problem, how she was going blind in one eye and the time she tripped and broke her arm. All my "needy old lady" alarms were going off. I readied myself to smile politely, give a few supportive "oh mys" and run for the hills.

Then, in honor of my life list, I thought, Why not stop and listen to her?

So I did.

She was actually very nice. I'd silently promised myself that I'd stand there until she ended the conversation, even if it took until dawn. It didn't. We (well, she) talked for about a half-hour before she said, "It's so darned foggy today, I think I'll just drive to the Rite Aid, and then go home - if I can see the street to get there. Did I mention I only have the one eye now?"

All in all, perfectly pleasant, although I waited until she'd cleared the parking lot before I dared hit the road.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Life List Day 51 - Barney Fife & Butterfingers

Today marks five years since my son's dad, John, died from cancer. Danny doesn't ever remember these anniversaries, but I do. John died days before Danny's 10th birthday. He's about to turn 15 now. I'm no math genuis, but it occurs to me that Danny's been without a dad for a third of his life. Which totally sucks.

Danny and I usually honor this day by going to Denny's for breakfast. We eat flapjacks and tell funny stories. Even though John and I were divorced, we stayed close - there's nothing my son enjoys more than reminiscing about such Hallmark moments as the time he pooped on his dad while having his diaper changed. But with high school starting so early in the morning, we couldn't rally. Instead, we decided we will watch The Andy Griffith Show at dinner time on TVLand and eat Butterfingers, two of John's favorite things.

Danny's showering right now. Right before he left to head upstairs, I said, "You know what else your dad would like today? If you gave me a big, fat hug." To my utter surprise, he leaned down and did just that. A real hug, too - not one of those "I have to hug my mom" hugs where you could run a train inbetween us.

So we'll eat the candy and watch TV, but I feel I've already had my moment honoring John. After all, I get pretty pissed off that he's gone. I'm a single mom 24/7, which I never signed up for. I'm scared I'm not up to doing the job alone. And I still miss him most every day, even five years later. That hug from an often surly and stubborn teen was a reminder that - no matter how hard things get - we're going to be okay. And I know that there's no better tribute to his dad's memory than that.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Life List Day 49 - Try out Second Gear

One of the things on my "to do" list is to learn to drive a stick shift.

My first baby step: trying out second gear on my automatic transmission.

Truth is: I've never used it. I'm well versed in P, R, D and N (the last of which I learned because I love those automatic carwashes you actually ride through). Gears 1 & 2, however, may as well not exist. I'd notice them every now and then and think, hmm, wonder what those are for? Somewhere in the recesses of my mind, there was a hunch that they were for hills, but D had always worked well enough for those. Granted, in my little tin can of a car (a Toyota Echo), I earn plenty of glares going up hills, but I hum the "I think I can, I think I can" theme and that's all part of the fun.

Today, I hit a hill I've hit dozens of times on the 210 Freeway and, in a crazy moment of impulsiveness, I slid into second gear. The car shot forward with such a bolt that my 14-year-old in the backseat looked up from his iPod, eyes wide, and said, "Mom! You're going 80!" with both surprise and admiration.

As I write this, it occurs to me some people may think, "No wonder she's doing a life list! Poor thing must have been living in a bubble! She thinks it's a big deal to use second gear on an automatic transmission!" And I'll concur that it is pitiful - but I don't think I'm that unusual. Everybody has their things they just can't/don't do. Maybe I'm behind on some of life's adventures and skills, but some of the people who've been out there DOING a lot - traveling, mountain climbing, skill-learning - maybe never had the ability to sit for months on end and write a novel. That's something I HAVE done - twice - and I'm darned proud of it.

So that's my "thing to do" for the day: trying out second gear. It's not anything big, but I can guarantee it's something I'll use again and again.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Life List Day 48 - Hobnob with the Queen at the Kentucky Derby

Today was the 133rd Kentucky Derby - and while a trip to Churchill Downs wasn't realistic, my friend MJ and I went for the next best thing. We headed to the local race track - Hollywood Park in Inglewood - to place our bets on both the Kentucky Derby and the local races. I can honestly say if I weren't trying to come up with something to do for my life list, I'd have never done this. I'm so glad I did - it was silly and fun and a great way to pass a sunny afternoon.

I know nothing about horse betting, but I made it a point to make several types of bets: win, place, show, exacta & trifecta. I even bet on what turned out to be the winning horse for the Kentucky Derby - 2 big ones on Street Sense to place. I walked away with $6.40 - and that odd thrill of being part of something big.

As for hobnobbing with the queen - granted, we had to do it from thousands of miles away (as she was in Kentucky and we were watching by satellite in California) - but we did make a point to say "jolly good!" as often as possible.

And if I HAD been there, I sure wouldn't have been giving her the same bitchy look that the lady in the black hat is.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Life List Day 47 - Lrn 2 txt

I've always been among the cellularly impaired - I have a cellphone, but it's one of those cheap pay-as-you-go ones, and I rarely use it. Today, I decided I'd learn to send and retrieve text messages because, frankly, it's embarrassing that I can't.

My son taught me, and - although forced to face the shame of having a mother who doesn't know how to text - he was nonetheless a patient and kind teacher.

Alexander Graham Bell made the first landline phonecall in history with the simple message, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

I texted myself: "I am so cool."

When I retrieved my first text message, I gave such a yelp of pride, I nearly fell off my dinosaur.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Life List Day 46 - Happy Birthday to Me

Here's a weird one: I'm on Day 46 of my life list...and I'm turning 46 today. (Cue the Twilight Zone theme).

I don't think I need to do anything special today other than receive love, devotion, gifts and champagne toasts from friends & family - which I am...& quite happily, thank you.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Life List Day 45 - Read at the Beach

I grabbed a book - Gone With the Wind - and made the big 3-minute drive to the beach to read, instead of the 3-second walk to my couch. Close as I am, it's something I never do.

Here I am, enjoying the sunset.

It was chillier at the beach than on my couch, the light was a bit harder to manage, I paid $1.00 for parking (vs. parking my ass on the couch, which is free)...and I can't help but wonder, Why don't I do this more often?!?

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Life List Day 44 - Start! Taking! Vitamins! Again!

I used to take vitamins regularly, but then I stopped! I'm not sure why! I think it was a bit of a hassle, and once in a while they give me a stomach ache! But overall they give me so much energy! So today for my life list, I bought one of those pill organizers and set up my vitamins! Then I took my vitamins for today!

Here's what I take:!

A multivitamin!
B complex - for energy!
B1 - as a mood lifter!
C- because they taste good and supposedly help with bruising!
E - I can't remember why!
Omega 3 oils - for heart health!
Grapeseed extract - something about being good for my skin!
I don't take the dime - it's just there to show what horse pills those oils are!
Cal mag - a calcium/magnesium drink that konks me out at night! John Travolta swears by it!
Fiber drink twice a day because I'm not getting any younger!

Anybody else have a vitamin they swear by?! Anything I may as well avoid?!